The first table below looks at the demand for the Service Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Manager
Rank 165 131 142
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Service Manager 85 109 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 1.30% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.41% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 56 57
Average daily rate £390 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £523 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.39 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +9.23%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Manager in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Service Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Service Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Manager across the South East region.

Service Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Service Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Manager across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Service Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Service Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Manager across the South East region.

Service Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Service Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +4 39 £383 -5.84% 10
Surrey -6 12 £390 -8.23% 3
Hampshire +1 8 £345 +2.22% 4
Buckinghamshire -34 8 £388 -4.61% 5
West Sussex - 5 £465 - 2
Middlesex -11 4 £550 +22.22%
Kent +9 3 £335 -
East Sussex - 1 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Service Manager
England

Service Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Service Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Service Manager in their job title.

1 115 (60.85%) ITIL
2 109 (57.67%) Service Delivery
3 71 (37.57%) Service Management
4 41 (21.69%) ITIL Certification
5 37 (19.58%) Finance
6 33 (17.46%) Telecoms
7 32 (16.93%) Microsoft
8 30 (15.87%) Project Management
9 27 (14.29%) SLA
10 26 (13.76%) Windows
11 21 (11.11%) PRINCE2
11 21 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
13 18 (9.52%) ITSM
14 17 (8.99%) Degree
15 16 (8.47%) Change Management
16 15 (7.94%) SC Cleared
17 14 (7.41%) Incident Management
17 14 (7.41%) MS Excel
18 13 (6.88%) NHS
18 13 (6.88%) Resource Management
19 12 (6.35%) MS Office
20 11 (5.82%) LAN
20 11 (5.82%) WAN
21 10 (5.29%) Problem Management
22 9 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
22 9 (4.76%) Windows 7
22 9 (4.76%) ITIL V3
22 9 (4.76%) Supplier Management
22 9 (4.76%) SAN

Service Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Service Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Service Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (1.59%) WebLogic
1 3 (1.59%) IIS
1 3 (1.59%) Apache
1 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.35%) MS Office
3 8 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.59%) MS Project
6 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.82%) LAN
1 11 (5.82%) WAN
2 9 (4.76%) SAN
3 7 (3.70%) Firewall
4 5 (2.65%) DNS
4 5 (2.65%) MPLS
5 4 (2.12%) Frame Relay
5 4 (2.12%) Internet
5 4 (2.12%) H.323
6 3 (1.59%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.59%) VPN
6 3 (1.59%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.59%) SNMP
6 3 (1.59%) LDAP
6 3 (1.59%) BGP
6 3 (1.59%) OSPF
6 3 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.59%) Spotfire
1 3 (1.59%) Data Mining
1 3 (1.59%) DataStage
2 2 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.53%) DB2
3 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
General
1 37 (19.58%) Finance
2 33 (17.46%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.23%) Marketing
4 7 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.17%) Retail
6 2 (1.06%) Automotive
6 2 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (1.06%) Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.53%) German Language
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.06%) COM
2 1 (0.53%) AOM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.88%) NHS
2 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.06%) Smartcard
3 2 (1.06%) DTV
3 2 (1.06%) PMI
3 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.06%) PKI
3 2 (1.06%) CMDB
4 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.53%) iSeries
4 1 (0.53%) Telematics
4 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.53%) FMCG
4 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.53%) IVR
4 1 (0.53%) Replication
4 1 (0.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.76%) Windows
2 9 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (4.76%) Windows 7
2 9 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (4.23%) UNIX
4 7 (3.70%) Linux
5 5 (2.65%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.59%) HPUX
6 3 (1.59%) Solaris
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (60.85%) ITIL
2 109 (57.67%) Service Delivery
3 71 (37.57%) Service Management
4 30 (15.87%) Project Management
5 21 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 21 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (9.52%) ITSM
7 16 (8.47%) Change Management
8 14 (7.41%) Incident Management
9 13 (6.88%) Resource Management
10 10 (5.29%) Problem Management
11 9 (4.76%) ITIL V3
11 9 (4.76%) Supplier Management
12 8 (4.23%) CRM
12 8 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (4.23%) Performance Management
13 7 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (3.70%) PRINCE
14 6 (3.17%) Migration
14 6 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.06%) SQL
2 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 41 (21.69%) ITIL Certification
2 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
3 17 (8.99%) Degree
4 15 (7.94%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.12%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.59%) PMP
8 2 (1.06%) MCDST
9 1 (0.53%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 1 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.06%) COBIT
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.06%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (2.12%) SCSM
2 2 (1.06%) OVSD
3 1 (0.53%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.76%) Cisco
3 8 (4.23%) HP
4 5 (2.65%) SAP
4 5 (2.65%) Oracle
4 5 (2.65%) VMware
5 4 (2.12%) Remedy
6 3 (1.59%) Axway
6 3 (1.59%) Huawei
6 3 (1.59%) Blue Coat
6 3 (1.59%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.59%) F5
6 3 (1.59%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.59%) EMC
6 3 (1.59%) BMC
6 3 (1.59%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.59%) Sun
6 3 (1.59%) IBM
6 3 (1.59%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.59%) TIBCO
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